Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia

1. Commonwealth and NSW legislation and plans

Commonwealth's Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 listing

'Dieback caused by the root-rot fungus Phytophthora cinnamomi' is listed as a 'key threatening process' in Schedule X to the Commonwealth's Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. The Commonwealth has developed a Threat Abatement Plan, a Background Document, with lots of supporting information including management of Phytophthora cinnamomi, and a manual Management of Phytophthora cinnamomi for Plant Conservation in Australia. Go to References, links & further information to see these and other documents. 

NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 listing

In New South Wales, on 13 December 2002 infection of native plants by Phytophthora cinnamomi was listed as a Key Threatening Process in Schedule 3 of the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995.

NSW Statement of Intent

Prior to developing a Threat Abatement Plan for Phytophthora cinnamomi in NSW the NSW Phytophthora Working Group have developed a Statement of Intent which identifies a number of priority actions for this key threatening process. Priority actions are the specific, practical things that must be done to tackle a key threatening process. They have been grouped into 14 overarching threat abatement strategies.

The approved 'NSW Statement of Intent 1: infection of native plants by Phytophthora cinnamomi' is available as a PDF file (835 KB).